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  • The bloody fight for Chicago's 19th Ward

    The bloody fight for Chicago's 19th Ward
    Even the hardest fought of the current aldermanic runoffs are pantywaist affairs compared to a 1921 election that began with a bang and witnessed two more explosions. Midway through that contest, a Tribune headline reported: "Hurl Bomb No. 3 In 19th Ward." The accompanying story noted that the intended victim of the most recent attack was a political lieutenant of Anthony D'Andrea, an aldermanic candidate who had been targeted a week earlier during a campaign rally. The previous September, a bomb detonated on the front porch of D'Andrea's opponent, incumbent Ald. John Powers.
  • 8 places to visit for Women's History Month

    8 places to visit for Women's History Month
    Chicago has elected just one female mayor, but you don't have to endure the travails of the Jane Byrne Interchange to honor the legacies of notable women during Women's History Month. Below is just a partial list of sites dedicated to the memory and...

    'Birth of a Nation' anniversary has a heck of a bookend

    'Birth of a Nation' anniversary has a heck of a bookend
    In the history of American cinema, D.W. Griffith's 1915 landmark "The Birth of a Nation" is the gift that keeps on generating misgivings. Based on Thomas Dixon Jr.'s 1905 novel "The Clansman," and the subsequent stage version, Griffith's 12-reel Civil...

    Chicago sweep, Palmer Raids were the apex of the Red Scare

    Chicago sweep, Palmer Raids were the apex of the Red Scare
    Fueled by paranoia generated by revolutions overseas and social unrest at home, Chicago police swooped down upon the gathering places of political dissenters and labor activists, arresting about 150 communists, socialists and anarchists, plus a few more-...

    Richard Stromberg, photography teacher, dies

     Richard Stromberg, photography teacher, dies
    As a photography teacher for more than 45 years, Richard Stromberg spent his career connecting people around a shared passion for capturing a moment with a picture. Mr. Stromberg, 66, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday, Nov. 7 at Presence St. Francis...